Availability analysis of a ship-to-ground FSO link

Júnior, Airton F.G. and Azzolin, Claisso P. and Castillo, Claudio A.R. and Carneiro, Vítor G.A. (2022) Availability analysis of a ship-to-ground FSO link. Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 14 (5). pp. 339-350. ISSN 1943-0620 (https://doi.org/10.1364/JOCN.439148)

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This paper analyzes the availability of a free-space optical (FSO) communication link, established between a maritime platform and a land base. In this analysis, the impact of the laser beam misalignment, caused by the vessel’s six oscillatory motions in a seaway, is considered. The hydrodynamic system is modeled, through a ship’s response amplitude operator (RAO), under a typical sea-state condition. Finally, the link availability is calculated based on FSO losses, considering a beam with Gaussian power distribution.